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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes Shelter in Place - a powerful tale of heart, heroism . . . and propulsive suspense.

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tending to customers. Then the shooters arrived.

The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone - until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art.

But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

©2018 Nora Roberts (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Captivating!

I purchased this audible book on a quick whim as I boarded a plane for vacation realizing I only had non-fiction books on my phone. It was a suggested new release title and it did not disappoint!!! Every moment I could take, i was listening to the book. It definitely kept my attention and it was very well written!! I’ve read a few other Nora Roberts books but I can say that this is my favorite!
Is it weird that I kinda “miss” CC and wish she was a real life person?! Haha (once you listen to the book, you’ll understand 😉)

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  • Indydog
  • McKinney, TexasUnited States
  • 05-31-18

The Nora I love is back!!

The last few Nora Roberts were not what I like to read so, I didn’t. I believe Nora stated if the book is something you don’t like, don’t read it—so I didn’t. It was hard! I missed Nora.

But the Nora I love is back with “Shelter in Place!”
This book is traditional Nora Roberts! No end of the world, no magic, just a great romantic suspense! The first part with shooting up the mall and movie theater was hard to read; but so much will be lost if you skip it. That being said: I highly recommend this book. It will be a book that I will be listening to again and again!!

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  • Denice
  • Boise, ID, United States
  • 05-30-18

A great story line.

The title had me worried that it would be to dark of a story at this time in our world. It was a great read with lots of depth and great interaction. Tragedy can lead to growth and different pathways. I will re-listen to see what I missed the first time through.

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One of her better books

Typical Nora but not too much romance just enough. More of a thriller. I liked better than her last few. Up there with Witness.

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Loved CeeCee

Really enjoyed this book! The story is original and moves quickly. I didn't even mind the cheezy sex scenes as there wasn't too many. Narration was excellent. Solid 5 stars from a non Nora Roberts fan.

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was really surprised

stopped buying Nora Roberts' books awhile ago because they were all too uniform and cookie cutter with just character names being different. This still was a bit in the too familiar but it was also unique and I listened in one day. I like how she used all these shootings and incorporated them into a story. Refreshing new story that is similar in some elements to the Three Sisters Island Trilogy which is my favorite work by her (Dance Upon the Air, Heaven and Earth and Face the Fire). Get this book!

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Easily my newest Nora Robert's fave!!

LOVED. THIS. STORY. Espy with everything going on in America today. I honestly haven't listened to a NR book since The Witness (my previous NR fave), but this one definitely reminded me of how much I love her! The character development was great with every character, all the way down to the dog! Cici and Reed were def my faves tho. The way he always joked about the 2 of them getting together if she ever gave him a chance made me laugh everytime. Great work Nora!!

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AMAZING NOVEL

I am in awe of this story. I have read or listened to nearly all Roberts’ books and this one is perhaps the best one. It is so well-crafted. A brilliant look at a tragic theme. I cried, I cheered. I was obsessed. Thank you for writing this.

41 of 44 people found this review helpful

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N. R. Does it Again!!!

Had me from the first page. I just didn't want it to end. Action packed suspense with just the right amount of romance.

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Mixed Feelings

First of all, the narrator was excellent! The story was pretty good, but it did drag at times. I have rather mixed feelings about it. Not a story I’d want to listen to again.

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  • pam
  • 06-02-18

Brilliant

Made me laugh made me cry choose a difficult theme to Base a story round
well done


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-18

Exceptional

In my opinion this is the best Nora Roberts book. It made me laugh and cry. Sign of an excellent book that it can inspire such emotion. Excellent narration. Sorry it had to end. Thank you Nora

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  • Fersh
  • 08-09-18

A must have!

Captivating from the first chapter, Nora Roberts’ novel is super. It has the thriller, a growing romance, dysfunctional families and much more. I played some every time I awoke! A definite addition to the listening library!! Highly recommended.

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  • Marta
  • 07-17-18

Excellent

Excellent story that draws you in, with good narration. Not a typical plot by Nora by any means - the love interest, although present, is very much a minor part of the story. But the characters are very well drawn, and the various individuals' stories are cleverly interwoven. Not quite a thriller, not really a romance, I'm not sure how I would categorize the story, but I definitely wanted to carry on reading/listening.

If you like Nora Roberts' other books, you will probably enjoy this too.

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  • Earthymama
  • 07-16-18

As ever, brilliant!

You know what you are going to get with Nora!
And here she delivers an indictment of the evil that flourishes in some people and how unfettered access to guns can tear so many lives apart.

Got to love Nora!

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  • sue c
  • 07-03-18

shelter in place

just loved this storyline. well done Nora Roberts for another good read a must listen 😀😀😀🌻

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  • LBorba
  • 06-29-18

Wonderful Nora

Amazing plot and evolution of characters, truly loved this one! Well done yet again, Nora

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  • G. Fahy
  • 06-24-18

Nora Roberts departure from norm

With this and the Chronicles of the One, Roberts is taking her writing in a very different direction. I'm not sure I like it.

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  • Marie
  • 06-16-18

Fabulous

Easy listening. Clever and not too predictable. Narration is outstanding - I’d highly recommend the book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-15-18

Excellent!

Great book, the story had me hooked from the beginning. January LaVoy is a very talented narrator and I really enjoyed listening to her.

Great characters with a good story which brought a tear to my eyes and also made me laugh.

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  • Amanda
  • 07-06-18

Story is ok, performance good.

But I was drifting off listening to this one as it wasn’t holding my interest. Characters are nauseatingly perfect, not my cup of tea.

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  • Beverly
  • 09-11-18

Great Story

Great easy listening story. pretty predictable but still very enjoyable. Great to listen wh er n your down.

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  • Annette
  • 09-10-18

loved this

Spent a couple of sleepless nights I just couldn't stop listening. Now l'm sorry it's finished.

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  • Liarne
  • 09-10-18

I enjoyed this novel

I enjoyed this novel, one of the better ones from Nora Roberts. Loved the Grandma, she was hilarious and fun

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-18

Great read

I loved the story, and the retelling. I couldn't wait to find minutes to listen!

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  • claire
  • 06-29-18

Couldn’t stop listening

I loved the book. I laughed, giggled & cried. I fell in love with the characters & will miss them now I’ve completed the book
Thanks Nora Roberts.

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  • Lesley Wilcox
  • 06-25-18

another great listen

another great book Nora and narration was great hooked to the end thank you again

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  • Julia Grivas
  • 06-22-18

Love love love

Another brilliant book by Nora Roberts , narrated perfectly , January lavoy deserves a special mention as she bought the characters to life in my imagination . Definitely worth reading or listening to.

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  • Carolyn
  • 06-19-18

loved it

brilliant loved it couldn't stop listening lots of twists and turns thanks for a great book

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  • Michelle
  • 06-17-18

Nora never disappoints

Just another ripper by Nora. Loved the voices by narrator and the story always has plenty of twists and turns